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The political economy of urban transport-system choice

  • Brueckner, Jan K.
  • Selod, Harris

Ce travail étudie l’économie politique du choix d’un système de transport et cherche à mettre en évidence les tensions à l’œuvre dans le processus gouvernant cette importante décision publique. Les différents types de transports présentent un arbitrage continu entre les coûts temporels et monétaires, de sorte qu’une ville peut choisir un système de transport rapide moyennant un coût de transport monétaire par unité de distance élevé, ou bien un système de transport plus lent mais moins cher. L’article compare le système de transport socialement optimal au système résultant d’une procédure de vote à la majorité, en considérant à la fois des villes homogènes et des villes hétérogènes, ainsi que différentes répartitions de la propriété foncière. L’analyse met en évidence un biais de sous-investissement dans la qualité des transports dans les villes hétérogènes.

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Volume (Year): 90 (2006)
Issue (Month): 6-7 (August)
Pages: 983-1005

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